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Number of offences
2003 2004
Findings of guilt Immediate custody( 1) Findings of guilt Immediate custody( 1)

Avon and Somerset

2,666

167

2,692

145

Bedfordshire

1,072

72

1,028

65

Cambridgeshire

933

56

1,083

52

Cheshire

1,905

110

2,128

106

Cleveland

981

61

1,071

60

Cumbria

843

37

907

50

Derbyshire

1,617

168

1,874

143

Devon and Cornwall

2,667

121

2,560

120

Dorset

1,264

73

1,239

52

Durham

1,170

77

1,277

80

Essex

2,622

311

2,853

347

Gloucestershire

890

37

913

36

Greater Manchester

4,743

437

4,811

383

Hampshire

3,663

234

3,743

199

Hertfordshire

1,904

78

1,881

94

Humberside

1,445

150

1,623

112

Kent

2,811

179

3,010

155

Lancashire

2,652

146

2,706

125

Leicestershire

1,725

143

1,754

145

Lincolnshire

1,111

42

1,209

46

London, City of

235

4

169

5

Merseyside

2,687

215

2,849

261

Met Police

12,621

922

13,227

832

Norfolk

1,274

59

1,240

64

Northamptonshire

799

65

922

73

Northumbria

2,747

187

2,675

183

North Yorkshire

1,194

51

1,131

40

Nottinghamshire

1,644

149

1,669

111

South Yorkshire

2,089

125

2,224

140

Staffordshire(2)

1,733

141

1,733

124

Suffolk

1,213

66

1,332

89

Surrey

1,464

44

1,425

51

Sussex

2,430

120

2,368

104

Thames Valley

3,884

159

3,539

190

Warwickshire

918

33

845

23

West Mercia

1,797

100

1,689

103

West Midlands

5,233

420

5,584

423

West Yorkshire

3,720

260

3,897

276

Wiltshire

1,031

62

1,024

39

England

87,397

5,881

89,904

5,646

Dyfed Powys

995

46

986

6

Gwent

1,149

94

1,188

5

North Wales

1,326

76

1,349

6

South Wales

2,840

211

2,811

35

Wales

6,310

427

6,334

52

England and Wales

93,707

6,308

96,238

5,698

n/a = not available (1) Immediate custody includes sentences of Secure Training Order, Detention and Training Order, Young Offender Institution and Unsuspended sentence of imprisonment. (2) Staffordshire police force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at detailed level and have been excluded from the table. Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of drivers convicted of drink driving (a) received a fine, (b) received a jail sentence and (c) were banned from driving in the last year for which figures are available. [85897]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform is given in the table for 2004 (latest available). Data for 2005 will be available early in 2007.


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Findings of guilt at all courts and sentence and order imposed for the offences of ‘driving etc after consuming alcohol or taking drugs’( 1) , England and Wales, 2004
Number of offences
Number Percentage

Total findings of guilt

96,238

100

Sentence or order

Fine

66,433

69

Immediate custody(2)

6,059

6

Disqualification(3)

90,308

94

(1) Offences under Road Traffic Act 1988 s4(1) and (2), 5(1a) and (b), 6(4), 7(6), and s7A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s56. (2) Immediate custody = detention and training order, young offender institution and unsuspended sentence of imprisonment. (3) Secondary disposal. Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.

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